Answer to Question #113325 in Inorganic Chemistry for world

Question #113325
berryllium compounds are mainly covalent where other grouo 2 compounds are predomiantly ionic. discuss the evidence for this statement ang suggest factors that contribute to it
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2020-05-03T15:10:03-0400

Beryllium having the electronic configuration 1s22s2 almost exclusively forms covalent compounds due to its high ionization potentials and the small size. For the next compounds of group 2 the ionization potential is low comparatively so electron can be removed easily.


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